Douglas W. Pfautz Memorial Scholarship Fund

Doug Pfautz was a wonderful husband and family man. He was a highly valued employee of the UGI Corporation, and an active member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. He was President of the Elizabethtown Borough Council, on the Library Board, and involved in many other organizations and projects over the years, all designed to make Elizabethtown a better place to live. Doug was a model community servant. He was also a Past President of the Elizabethtown Rotary Club, and he was our good friend.

Thanks to a generous donation from the UGI Corporation, the Rotary Club of Elizabethtown is pleased to sponsor a scholarship program that does more than just keep Doug’s name before us. The scholarship program rewards young people who emulate his example, and who are traveling on the path to a lifelong commitment of “Service Above Self” – the Rotary motto that also defined the life of Doug Pfautz.

To be considered for the Douglas W. Pfautz Memorial Scholarship, applicants must be of good moral character and have a high sense of integrity. They must provide evidence, by their record of civic activities, a commitment to community service that will be sustained throughout their lives, whatever vocational path they pursue.  

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March 15


Number of Recipients Vary/Up to $500 each

Scholarship FAQ


  1. A graduating high school senior and a legal resident of the Elizabethtown Area School District attending public or private school 
  2. Be in good academic standing 
  3. Provide a statement explaining why they feel they should be considered for the scholarship 
  4. Must be of good moral character and have a high sense of integrity 
  5. Be able to provide evidence, by record of civic activities, commitment to community service 
  6. Plans to attend a two- or four-year college or university or trade school as a full-time student 
  7. Financial need 
  8. Essay
  9. Supplemental documents. This may include a resume, letter(s) of recommendation, transcript, FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR), or other scholarship-specific documents. Specific requirements are noted in the application.


Please respond to the following questions:  

  1. Describe the ways in which you are presently involved in service to the community; describe a community service project and your role in the project. 
  2.  Upon completion of your college/technical education, how will you use your education to serve others? 


This scholarship is a one-time only award. 


Would you like to support the ? You can make a donation directly to this fund, to help grow its impact and ability to provide educational resources for students in our community — forever!


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